7939.000 Dyschoriste Nees

Description of the genus

Suffrutices or small shrubs. Inflorescence of axillary cymes or solitary. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla distinctly 2-lipped; upper lip 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed. Fertile stamens 4, didynamous. Capsule cylindric. Seeds bearing hygroscopic hairs; seeds 2 per loculus.

Worldwide: 65 species in tropical and warm regions

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Zizula hylax (Gaika blue)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
albiflora LindauN,T
hildebrandtii (S. Moore) S. MooreN,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
mutica (S. Moore) C.B. ClarkeN
nagchana (Nees) BennetMS,GIDescription, Image
trichocalyx (Oliv.) Lindau subsp. verticillaris (C.B. Clarke) VollesenN,T,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dyschoriste:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Dyschoriste
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dyschoriste
Flora of Malawi: Dyschoriste
Flora of Zambia: Dyschoriste
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Dyschoriste
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dyschoriste
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dyschoriste

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dyschoriste
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dyschoriste
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dyschoriste
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dyschoriste
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dyschoriste
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dyschoriste
JSTOR Plant Science: Dyschoriste
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dyschoriste
Plants of the World Online: Dyschoriste
Tropicos: Dyschoriste
Wikipedia: Dyschoriste

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Dyschoriste.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1331, retrieved 24 May 2024

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